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How to Replace jQuery with Vue?

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In this article, I’d like to take a shot at convincing you that using Vue.js (referred to as Vue from here on), even for relatively basic projects, doesn’t have to be a headache, and will help you write better code faster. We’ll take a simple example, code it up in jQuery, and then recreate it in Vue step by step.

I’m willing to bet that there are a lot of developers out there who still reach for jQuery when tasked with building simple apps. There are often times when we need to add some interactivity to a page, but reaching for a JavaScript framework seems like overkill — with all the extra kilobytes, the boilerplate, the build tools and module bundlers. Including jQuery from a CDN seems like a no-brainer.

What We’re Building

For this article, we’re going to be building a basic online invoice, using this open-source template from Sparksuite. Hopefully, this should make a refreshing change from yet another to-do list, and provide enough complexity to demonstrate the advantages of using something like Vue while still being easy to follow.

We’re going to make this interactive by providing item, unit price, and quantity inputs, and having the Price column automatically recalculated when one of the values changes. We’ll also add a button, to insert new empty rows into the invoice, and a Total field that will automatically update as we edit the data.

I’ve modified the template so that the HTML for a single (empty) row now looks like this:

<tr class="item">
  <td><input value="" /></td>
  <td>$<input type="number" value="0" /></td>
  <td><input type="number" value="1" /></td>


So, first of all, let’s take a look at how we might do this with jQuery.

$('table').on('mouseup keyup', 'input[type=number]', calculateTotals);

We’re attaching a listener to the table itself, which will execute the calculateTotals function when either the Unit Cost or Quantity values are changed:

function calculateTotals()  {
  const subtotals = $('.item').map((idx, val)  => calculateSubtotal(val)).get();
  const total = subtotals.reduce((a, v)  => a + Number(v),  0);
  $('.total td:eq(1)').text(formatAsCurrency(total));

This function looks for all item rows in the table and loops over them, passing each row to a calculateSubtotal function, and then summing the results. This total is then inserted into the relevant spot on the invoice.

function calculateSubtotal(row) {
  const $row = $(row);
  const inputs = $row.find('input');
  const subtotal = inputs[1].value * inputs[2].value;


  return subtotal;

In the code above, we’re grabbing a reference to all the <input>s in the row and multiplying the second and third together to get the subtotal. This value is then inserted into the last cell in the row.

function formatAsCurrency(amount) {
  return `${Number(amount).toFixed(2)}`;

We’ve also got a little helper function that we use to make sure both the subtotals and the total are formatted to two decimal places and prefixed with a currency symbol.

$('.btn-add-row').on('click', () => {
  const $lastRow = $('.item:last');
  const $newRow = $lastRow.clone();



Lastly, we have a click handler for our Add row button. What we’re doing here is selecting the last item row and creating a duplicate. The inputs of the cloned row are set to default values, and it’s inserted as the new last row. We can also be nice to our users and set the focus to the first input, ready for them to start typing.

Here’s the completed jQuery demo:

See the Pen jQuery Invoice by SitePoint (@SitePoint) on CodePen.


So what’s wrong with this code as it stands, or rather, what could be better?

You may have heard some of these newer libraries, like Vue and React, claim to be declarative rather than imperative. Certainly looking at this jQuery code, the majority of it reads as a list of instructions on how to manipulate the DOM. The purpose of each section of code — the “what” — is often hard to make out through the details of “how” it’s being done. Sure, we can clarify the intent of the code by breaking it up into well-named functions, but this code is still going to take some effort to mentally parse if you come back to it after a while.

The other issue with code like this is that we’re keeping our application state in the DOM itself. Information about the items ordered exists only as part of the HTML making up the UI. This might not seem like a big problem when we’re only displaying the information in a single location, but as soon as we start needing to display the same data in multiple places in our app, it becomes increasingly complex to ensure that each piece is kept in sync. There’s no single source of truth.

Although nothing about jQuery prevents us from keeping our state outside the DOM and avoiding these problems, libraries such as Vue provide functionality and structure that facilitate creating a good architecture and writing cleaner, more modular code.

Converting to Vue

So how would we go about recreating this functionality using Vue?

As I mentioned earlier, Vue doesn’t require us to use a module bundler, or a transpiler, or to opt in to their single file components (.vue files) in order to get started. Like jQuery, we can simply include the library from a CDN. Let’s start by swapping out the script tag:

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/vue@2.5.17/dist/vue.js"></script>

The next thing we need to do is create a new Vue instance:

const app = new Vue({
  el: 'table'

The only option we need to provide here is el, which is a selector (like we would use with jQuery) identifying which part of the document we want Vue to manage.

We can put Vue in charge of anything from the entire page (for a single page application, for example) or a single <div>. For our invoice example, we’ll give Vue control of the HTML table.


Let’s also add the data for the three example rows to our Vue instance:

const app = new Vue({
  el: 'table',
  data: {
    items: [
      { description: 'Website design', quantity: 1, price: 300 },
      { description: 'Hosting (3 months)', quantity: 1, price: 75 },
      { description: 'Domain name (1 year)', quantity: 1, price: 10 },

The data property is where we store the state of our application. This includes not only any data we want our app to work with, but also information about the state of the UI (for example, which section is currently active in a tab group, or whether an accordion is expanded or contracted).

Vue encourages us to keep our app’s state separate from its presentation (that is, the DOM) and centralized in one place — a single source of truth.

Modifying the template

Now let’s set up our template to display the items from our data object. As we’ve told Vue we want it to control the table, we can use its template syntax in the HTML to tell Vue how to render and manipulate it.

Using the v-for attribute, we can render a block of HTML for each item in our items array:

<tr class="item" v-for="item in items">


Vue will repeat this markup for each element of the array (or object) that you pass to the v-for construct, allowing you to reference each element inside the loop — in this case, as item. As Vue is observing all the properties of the data object, it will dynamically re-render the markup as the contents of items change. All we have to do is add or remove items to our app state, and Vue takes care of updating the UI.

We’ll also need to add <input>s for the user to fill out the description, unit price, and quantity of the item:

<td><input v-model="item.description" /></td>
<td>$<input type="number" v-model="item.price" /></td>
<td><input type="number" v-model="item.quantity" /></td>
<td>${{ item.price * item.quantity }}</td>

Here we’re using the v-model attribute to set up a two-way binding between the inputs and properties on our data model. This means any change to the inputs will update the corresponding properties on the item model, and vice versa.

In the last cell, we’re using double curly braces {{ }} to output some text. We can use any valid JavaScript expression within the braces, so we’re multiplying two of our item properties together and outputting the result. Again, as Vue is observing our data model, a change to either property will cause the expression to be re-evaluated automatically.

Events and methods

Now we have our template set up to render out our items collection, but how do we go about adding new rows? As Vue will render whatever is in items, to render an empty row we just need to push an object with whatever default values we want into the items array.

To create functions that we can access from within our template, we need to pass them to our Vue instance as properties of a methods object:

const app = new Vue({
  // ...
  methods: {
    myMethod() {}
  // ...

Let’s define an addRow method that we can call to add a new item to our items array:

methods: {
  addRow() {
    this.items.push({ description: '', quantity: 1, price: 0 });

Note that any methods we create are automatically bound to the Vue instance itself, so we can access properties from our data object, and other methods, as properties of this.

So, now that we have our method, how do we call it when the Add row button is clicked? The syntax for adding event listeners to an element in the template is v-on:event-name:

<button class="btn-add-row" @click="addRow">Add row</button>

Vue also provides a shortcut for us so we can use @ in place of v-on:, as I’ve shown in the code above. For the handler, we can specify any method from our Vue instance.

Computed properties

Now all we need to do is display the grand total at the bottom of the invoice. Potentially we could do this within the template itself: as I mentioned earlier, Vue allows us to put any JavaScript statement between curly brackets. However, it’s much better to keep anything more than very basic logic out of our templates; it’s cleaner and easier to test if we keep that logic separate.

We could use another method for this, but I think a computed property is a better fit. Similar to creating methods, we pass our Vue instance a computed object containing functions whose results we want to use in our template:

const app = new Vue({
  // ...
  computed: {
    total() {
      return this.items.reduce((acc, item) => acc + (item.price * item.quantity), 0);

Now we can reference this computed property within our template:

<tr class="total">
  <td colspan="3"></td>
  <td>Total: ${{ total }}</td>

As you might already have noticed, computed properties can be treated as if they were data; we don’t have to call them with parentheses. But using computed properties has another benefit: Vue is smart enough to cache the returned value and only re-evaluate the function if one of the data properties it depends upon changes.

If we were using a method to sum up the grand total, the calculation would be performed each and every time the template was re-rendered. Because we’re using a computed property, the total is only recalculated if one of the item’s quantity or price fields are changed.


You might have spotted we have a small bug in our implementation. While the unit costs are whole numbers, our total and subtotals are displayed without the cents. What we really want is for these figures to always be displayed to two decimal places.

Rather than modify both the code that calculates the subtotals and the code that calculates the grand total, Vue provides us with a nice way to deal with common formatting tasks like this: filters.

As you might have already guessed, to create a filter we just pass an object with that key to our Vue instance:

const app = new Vue({
  // ...
  filters: {
    currency(value) {
      return value.toFixed(2);

Here we’ve created a very simple filter called currency, which calls toFixed(2) on the value it receives and returns the result. We can apply it to any output in our template like so:

<td>Total: ${{ total | currency }}</td>

Here’s the completed Vue demo:

See the Pen Vue Invoice by SitePoint (@SitePoint) on CodePen.

Summing Up

Comparing the two versions of the code side by side, a couple things stand out about the Vue app:

  • The clear separation between the UI, and the logic/data that drives it: the code is much easier to understand, and lends itself to easier testing
  • The UI is declarative: you only need concern yourself with what you want to see, not how to manipulate the DOM to achieve it.

The size (in KB) of both libraries is almost identical. Sure, you could slim down jQuery a bit with a custom build, but even with a relatively simple project such as our invoice example, I think the ease of development and the readability of the code justifies the difference.

Vue can also do a lot more than we’ve covered here. Its strength lies in allowing you to create modular, reusable UI components that can be composed into sophisticated front-end applications. If you’re interested in delving deeper into Vue, I’d recommend checking out Getting Up and Running with the Vue.js 2.0 Framework.

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Luna  Mosciski

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8 Popular Websites That Use The Vue.JS Framework

In this article, we are going to list out the most popular websites using Vue JS as their frontend framework.

Vue JS is one of those elite progressive JavaScript frameworks that has huge demand in the web development industry. Many popular websites are developed using Vue in their frontend development because of its imperative features.

This framework was created by Evan You and still it is maintained by his private team members. Vue is of course an open-source framework which is based on MVVM concept (Model-view view-Model) and used extensively in building sublime user-interfaces and also considered a prime choice for developing single-page heavy applications.

Released in February 2014, Vue JS has gained 64,828 stars on Github, making it very popular in recent times.

Evan used Angular JS on many operations while working for Google and integrated many features in Vue to cover the flaws of Angular.

“I figured, what if I could just extract the part that I really liked about Angular and build something really lightweight." - Evan You

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Vue File Upload Using vue-dropzone Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you how to upload a file in Vue using vue-dropzone library. For this example, I am using Vue.js 3.0. First, we will install the Vue.js using Vue CLI, and then we install the vue-dropzone library. Then configure it, and we are ready to accept the file. DropzoneJS is an open source library that provides drag and drops file uploads with image previews. DropzoneJS is lightweight doesn’t depend on any other library (like jQuery) and is  highly customizable. The  vue-dropzone is a vue component implemented on top of Dropzone.js. Let us start Vue File Upload Using vue-dropzone Tutorial.

Vue File Upload Using vue-dropzone

First, install the Vue using Vue CLI.

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Aria Barnes

Aria Barnes


Why is Vue JS the most Preferred Choice for Responsive Web Application Development?

For more than two decades, JavaScript has facilitated businesses to develop responsive web applications for their customers. Used both client and server-side, JavaScript enables you to bring dynamics to pages through expanded functionality and real-time modifications.

Did you know!

According to a web development survey 2020, JavaScript is the most used language for the 8th year, with 67.7% of people choosing it. With this came up several javascript frameworks for frontend, backend development, or even testing.

And one such framework is Vue.Js. It is used to build simple projects and can also be advanced to create sophisticated apps using state-of-the-art tools. Beyond that, some other solid reasons give Vuejs a thumbs up for responsive web application development.

Want to know them? Then follow this blog until the end. Through this article, I will describe all the reasons and benefits of Vue js development. So, stay tuned.

Vue.Js - A Brief Introduction

Released in the year 2014 for public use, Vue.Js is an open-source JavaScript framework used to create UIs and single-page applications. It has over 77.4 million likes on Github for creating intuitive web interfaces.

The recent version is Vue.js 2.6, and is the second most preferred framework according to Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019.

Every Vue.js development company is widely using the framework across the world for responsive web application development. It is centered around the view layer, provides a lot of functionality for the view layer, and builds single-page web applications.

Some most astonishing stats about Vue.Js:

• Vue was ranked #2 in the Front End JavaScript Framework rankings in the State of JS 2019 survey by developers.

• Approximately 427k to 693k sites are built with Vue js, according to Wappalyzer and BuiltWith statistics of June 2020.

• According to the State of JS 2019 survey, 40.5% of JavaScript developers are currently using Vue, while 34.5% have shown keen interest in using it in the future.

• In Stack Overflow's Developer Survey 2020, Vue was ranked the 3rd most popular front-end JavaScript framework.

Why is Vue.Js so popular?

• High-speed run-time performance
• Vue.Js uses a virtual DOM.
• The main focus is on the core library, while the collaborating libraries handle other features such as global state management and routing.
• Vue.JS provides responsive visual components.

Top 7 Reasons to Choose Vue JS for Web Application Development

Vue js development has certain benefits, which will encourage you to use it in your projects. For example, Vue.js is similar to Angular and React in many aspects, and it continues to enjoy increasing popularity compared to other frameworks.

The framework is only 20 kilobytes in size, making it easy for you to download files instantly. Vue.js easily beats other frameworks when it comes to loading times and usage.

Take a look at the compelling advantages of using Vue.Js for web app development.

#1 Simple Integration

Vue.Js is popular because it allows you to integrate Vue.js into other frameworks such as React, enabling you to customize the project as per your needs and requirements.

It helps you build apps with Vue.js from scratch and introduce Vue.js elements into their existing apps. Due to its ease of integration, Vue.js is becoming a popular choice for web development as it can be used with various existing web applications.

You can feel free to include Vue.js CDN and start using it. Most third-party Vue components and libraries are additionally accessible and supported with the Vue.js CDN.

You don't need to set up node and npm to start using Vue.js. This implies that it helps develop new web applications, just like modifying previous applications.

The diversity of components allows you to create different types of web applications and replace existing frameworks. In addition, you can also choose to hire Vue js developers to use the technology to experiment with many other JavaScript applications.

#2 Easy to Understand

One of the main reasons for the growing popularity of Vue.Js is that the framework is straightforward to understand for individuals. This means that you can easily add Vue.Js to your web projects.

Also, Vue.Js has a well-defined architecture for storing your data with life-cycle and custom methods. Vue.Js also provides additional features such as watchers, directives, and computed properties, making it extremely easy to build modern apps and web applications with ease.

Another significant advantage of using the Vue.Js framework is that it makes it easy to build small and large-scale web applications in the shortest amount of time.

#3 Well-defined Ecosystem

The VueJS ecosystem is vibrant and well-defined, allowing Vue.Js development company to switch users to VueJS over other frameworks for web app development.

Without spending hours, you can easily find solutions to your problems. Furthermore, VueJs lets you choose only the building blocks you need.

Although the main focus of Vue is the view layer, with the help of Vue Router, Vue Test Utils, Vuex, and Vue CLI, you can find solutions and recommendations for frequently occurring problems.

The problems fall into these categories, and hence it becomes easy for programmers to get started with coding right away and not waste time figuring out how to use these tools.

The Vue ecosystem is easy to customize and scales between a library and a framework. Compared to other frameworks, its development speed is excellent, and it can also integrate different projects. This is the reason why most website development companies also prefer the Vue.Js ecosystem over others.

#4 Flexibility

Another benefit of going with Vue.Js for web app development needs is flexibility. Vue.Js provides an excellent level of flexibility. And makes it easier for web app development companies to write their templates in HTML, JavaScript, or pure JavaScript using virtual nodes.

Another significant benefit of using Vue.Js is that it makes it easier for developers to work with tools like templating engines, CSS preprocessors, and type checking tools like TypeScript.

#5 Two-Way Communication

Vue.Js is an excellent option for you because it encourages two-way communication. This has become possible with the MVVM architecture to handle HTML blocks. In this way, Vue.Js is very similar to Angular.Js, making it easier to handle HTML blocks as well.

With Vue.Js, two-way data binding is straightforward. This means that any changes made by the developer to the UI are passed to the data, and the changes made to the data are reflected in the UI.

This is also one reason why Vue.Js is also known as reactive because it can react to changes made to the data. This sets it apart from other libraries such as React.Js, which are designed to support only one-way communication.

#6 Detailed Documentation

One essential thing is well-defined documentation that helps you understand the required mechanism and build your application with ease. It shows all the options offered by the framework and related best practice examples.

Vue has excellent docs, and its API references are one of the best in the industry. They are well written, clear, and accessible in dealing with everything you need to know to build a Vue application.

Besides, the documentation at Vue.js is constantly improved and updated. It also includes a simple introductory guide and an excellent overview of the API. Perhaps, this is one of the most detailed documentation available for this type of language.

#7 Large Community Support

Support for the platform is impressive. In 2018, support continued to impress as every question was answered diligently. Over 6,200 problems were solved with an average resolution time of just six hours.

To support the community, there are frequent release cycles of updated information. Furthermore, the community continues to grow and develop with backend support from developers.

Wrapping Up

VueJS is an incredible choice for responsive web app development. Since it is lightweight and user-friendly, it builds a fast and integrated web application. The capabilities and potential of VueJS for web app development are extensive.

While Vuejs is simple to get started with, using it to build scalable web apps requires professionalism. Hence, you can approach a top Vue js development company in India to develop high-performing web apps.

Equipped with all the above features, it doesn't matter whether you want to build a small concept app or a full-fledged web app; Vue.Js is the most performant you can rely on.

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Sofia Kelly

Sofia Kelly


10 Best Vue Icon Component For Your Vue.js App

Icons are the vital element of the user interface of the product enabling successful and effective interaction with it. In this article, I will collect 10 Vue icon component to bring more interactivity, better UI design to your Vue application.

1. Animated SweetAlert Icons for Vue

A clean and simple Vue wrapper for SweetAlert’s fantastic status icons. This wrapper is intended for users who are interested in just the icons. For the standard SweetAlert modal with all of its bells and whistles, you should probably use Vue-SweetAlert 2

Animated SweetAlert Icons for Vue

Demo: https://vue-sweetalert-icons.netlify.com/

Download: https://github.com/JorgenVatle/vue-sweetalert-icons/archive/master.zip

2. vue-svg-transition

Create 2-state, SVG-powered animated icons.


Demo: https://codesandbox.io/s/6v20q76xwr

Download: https://github.com/kai-oswald/vue-svg-transition/archive/master.zip

3. Vue-Awesome

Awesome SVG icon component for Vue.js, with built-in Font Awesome icons.


Demo: https://justineo.github.io/vue-awesome/demo/

Download: https://github.com/Justineo/vue-awesome/archive/master.zip

4. vue-transitioning-result-icon

Transitioning Result Icon for Vue.js

A scalable result icon (SVG) that transitions the state change, that is the SVG shape change is transitioned as well as the color. Demonstration can be found here.

A transitioning (color and SVG) result icon (error or success) for Vue.


Demo: https://transitioning-result-icon.dexmo-hq.com/

Download: https://github.com/dexmo007/vue-transitioning-result-icon/archive/master.zip

5. vue-zondicons

Easily add Zondicon icons to your vue web project.


Demo: http://www.zondicons.com/icons.html

Download: https://github.com/TerryMooreII/vue-zondicons/archive/master.zip

6. vicon

Vicon is an simple iconfont componenet for vue.

iconfont is a Vector Icon Management & Communication Platform made by Alimama MUX.


Download: https://github.com/Lt0/vicon/archive/master.zip

7. vue-svgicon

A tool to create svg icon components. (vue 2.x)


Demo: https://mmf-fe.github.io/vue-svgicon/v3/

Download: https://github.com/MMF-FE/vue-svgicon/archive/master.zip

8. vue-material-design-icons

This library is a collection of Vue single-file components to render Material Design Icons, sourced from the MaterialDesign project. It also includes some CSS that helps make the scaling of the icons a little easier.


Demo: https://gitlab.com/robcresswell/vue-material-design-icons

Download: https://gitlab.com/robcresswell/vue-material-design-icons/tree/master

9. vue-ionicons

Vue Icon Set Components from Ionic Team

Design Icons, sourced from the Ionicons project.


Demo: https://mazipan.github.io/vue-ionicons/

Download: https://github.com/mazipan/vue-ionicons/archive/master.zip

10. vue-ico

Dead easy, Google Material Icons for Vue.

This package’s aim is to get icons into your Vue.js project as quick as possible, at the cost of all the bells and whistles.


Demo: https://material.io/resources/icons/?style=baseline

Download: https://github.com/paulcollett/vue-ico/archive/master.zip

I hope you like them!

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